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Table 12_4_6-3c

2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 12_4_6.3c
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, by family income,b United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.40.717.01.815.81.318.51.512.21.2
Age65-6915.21.215.43.616.62.624.12.88.81.6
70-7415.91.524.14.319.13.712.92.313.82.5
75-7915.71.815.53.916.43.415.32.715.43.4
80 and over15.11.514.13.013.22.219.02.913.52.5
GenderMale11.81.013.12.612.42.113.81.99.81.4
Female18.11.018.62.217.71.722.21.914.61.7
RaceWhite, single race15.70.817.52.316.21.519.01.712.31.3
Black, single race14.81.514.73.015.02.615.12.9DSUDSU
Asian, single race9.42.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races15.50.717.01.916.41.418.11.512.51.2
  Non-Hispanic, White15.80.817.52.517.01.618.51.712.61.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black14.71.514.73.014.72.715.12.9DSUDSU
Hispanic, all races14.22.2DSUDSU10.32.524.15.8DSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school18.01.418.12.516.72.223.12.611.52.8
High school graduate14.21.213.93.814.92.415.82.112.22.2
At least some college15.21.2DSUDSU17.13.718.92.612.51.5
Health insuranceMedicare only14.61.313.13.015.32.418.22.310.22.4
Medicare and private16.01.123.14.016.72.418.22.213.71.4
Medicare and other public16.21.816.12.915.12.823.04.5DSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan14.70.916.42.114.81.518.71.711.41.2
  Large central metro12.81.39.92.511.82.619.52.69.52.6
  Large fringe metro13.21.4DSUDSU18.54.013.22.610.51.7
  Medium metro17.11.923.55.113.42.724.34.312.82.3
  Small metro17.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSU18.03.814.83.2
Nonmetropolitan18.21.418.73.519.32.818.02.817.03.5
  Micropolitan17.71.919.14.318.03.615.13.319.44.4
  Noncore19.32.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.817.12.117.41.519.41.612.51.2
Other11.32.0DSUDSU6.31.813.73.5DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.60.813.42.114.11.615.41.612.11.2
Fair/poor21.61.524.23.419.82.728.83.213.52.5
Activity limitationsdBasic activities23.11.525.63.319.02.228.42.821.42.8
Complex activities24.12.5DSUDSU17.73.727.05.0DSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.50.810.92.513.92.013.61.58.91.1
U.S. bornYes16.60.818.22.117.31.520.31.713.11.3
No9.41.616.85.09.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSU

a Prescription medications received includes all prescribed medications initially purchased or otherwise obtained during the calendar year, as well as any refills.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

c Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_6-3c: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/12_patientsafety/T12_4_6-3c.html

 

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